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May 11, 2017

EDITORIAL: Porter County college savings plan shows wisdom

When our children are young, it can be difficult to envision what their college years may look like.

Tuition and fees aren't necessarily on our minds when we celebrate their births or walk them into their first kindergarten classes. Read more...

Porter County Chosen to Launch Promise Program

Promise Indiana promotes saving for post-secondary education through a community-driven initiative.

College may seem far away to first graders and their families, but this fall, Porter County will bring post-secondary education and careers front of mind through a collaborative effort called “The Promise.” The program makes educational savings a reality by helping families start a CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings account through their school, seeding the account with an initial investment from a local sponsor, and engaging the community to match deposits that the students, read more... 

July 14, 2017

Promise Program Launches in Porter County

The Porter County Community Foundation recently launched a “Promise” program to help families begin saving for college and it does this by helping set up a CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings account through their school, seeding the account with an initial investment from a local sponsor. Read more...

June 14, 2017

"Promise Porter County" Helps Families Save For College

Beginning this coming school year, the seven Porter County school districts are going to participate in a joint effort to give the families of first-graders an opportunity to be able to save for college, vocational or trade school or other post-secondary educational facility. Read more...

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July 11, 2017

Enjoy this exciting college day visit held at Manchester College.  For many of these kids, it is the first time they have set foot on a college campus.  This is another way the Promise Porter County program gives 1st graders a sense of hope for their future. 

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